Ischaemic Stroke in the Young

ISBN : 9780198722366

Turgut Tatlisumak; Lars Thomassen
304 ページ
156 x 234 mm

The incidence of stroke in younger adults is rising, with approximately 5% of all ischaemic strokes occurring in individuals younger than 45 years and 10% occurring in those under 50. Causes and risk factor profiles among young ischaemic stroke patients differ significantly from those in elderly patients, and young patients frequently have genetic or other rare causes which require different diagnostic work-up and treatment strategies from older stroke patients. While the aetiology, diagnosis, and treatment of stroke are commonly covered elsewhere, there is little literature referring specifically to the treatment needs for younger stroke patients. Ischaemic Stroke in the Young brings together the latest research from leading stroke teams, and takes a detailed diagnostic approach to explore the issues particular to younger stroke victims. This problem-based approach complements existing stroke volumes, providing physicians and stroke service staff with the specific diagnostic an


1 Merel Sanne Ekker and Frank-Erik de Leeuw: Epidemiology of young stroke: A look through the magnifying glass; 2 Jukka Putaala and Nicolas Martinez-Majander: Risk factors; 3 Christian Tanislav and Manfred Kaps: Classification of cerebral infarction among young adults; 4 Annette Fromm: Vascular aetiology; 5 Guillaume Turc, David Calvet, and Jean-Louis Mas: Stroke in the young: Cardiac aetiology; 6 Katarina Jood and Turgut Tatlisumak: Special aetiologies of ischaemic stroke in young adults; 7 Thomas Gattringer, Christian Enzinger, Stefan Ropele, and Franz Fazekas: Brain imaging (CT/MR); 8 Thomas Gattringer, Christian Enzinger, Stefan Ropele, and Franz Fazekas: Vascular imaging (CTA/MRA); 9 Ulrike Waje-Andreassen and Nicola Logallo: Vascular imaging: Ultrasound; 10 Sahrai Saeed and Eva Gerdts: Echocardiography in ischaemic stroke in the young adults; 11 Alessandro Pezzini: Genetics of ischaemic stroke among young adults; 12 Kirsi Rantanen and Karoliina Aarnio: Stroke in young women; 13 Bettina Henzi and Maja Steinlin: Arterial ischaemic stroke in children; 14 Svetlana Lorenzano and Danilo Toni: Acute treatment; 15 Jose M. Ferro and Ana Catarina Fonseca: Secondary prevention; 16 Halvor Naess: Long-term prognosis after cerebral infarction among young adults


Turgut Tatlisumak is Professor at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Neurology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Gothenburg, Sweden.; Lars Thomassen is Professor at the University of Bergen, Centre for Neurovascular Diseases, Department of Neurology, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.